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Old 08-14-2008, 10:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I love Anderson Silva but that is the 3rd best fight for me on this card, I am looking forward to Alves/Sanchez and Griffin/Sherk more.
4th for me, gotta love Goran vs Leites. Hell, since I'm a huge Fab Doom fan, I'd pick his fight over Silva vs Cote, too. But, that's just me, of course.
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:39 PM   #12 (permalink)
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4th for me, gotta love Goran vs Leites. Hell, since I'm a huge Fab Doom fan, I'd pick his fight over Silva vs Cote, too. But, that's just me, of course.
Yeah Leites/Reljic is above Silva/Cote for me too. I don't know if the Fab Doom fight is above it for me because I expect him to run over his opponent also.
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Old 08-15-2008, 01:07 AM   #13 (permalink)
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If I was putting together a gameplan for Diego it would be to come forward with a double jab and to throw it stiff and often. Thiago doesn't like pressure because it interferes with his ability to use his best weapon, the low kicks, and the jab in his face might give him something to think about other than the obviously impending shot. If Diego can ever get his mind wandering to the jab and maybe a lunging overhand he can change levels or clinch and try to muscle things to the mat.

If I'm looking at a plan for Thiago, it's to continuously circle and resist the urge to start kicking, counter Diego's southpaw jab with the right straight, and stay outside only throwing the vaunted low kicks when you've got Sanchez on the end of that right hand and he's not coming forward. If it goes to the clinch the idea is to pummel for underhooks, use the superior size to put Sanchez in the fence, and then go straight to the plum and knees and separate quickly if he's not down from the first couple shots. Distance is key.

I give this one to Alves, but it should be extremely exciting so long as it isn't over within the first couple of minutes. Diego is a great grappler and he's extremely aggressive and effective with his GnP, but his wrestling is a bit subpar for the wrestler-heavy WW division and that's been his biggest problem so far. His striking has improved a lot, but the improvements he showed against Luigi aren't going to mean shit against Alves because Thiago can bang and he's leagues ahead of Diego in terms of technique.

Wrestling will be the key here and if Diego isn't able to at least get Thiago's attention with his strikes I don't think he has a chance. Alves' sprawl has progressively gotten better and Diego's just lacks the wrestling technique to get him on his back without really setting his shots up. He's also looking at what I expect to be a hefty size disadvantage which will make that task of putting Alves on his back even tougher.
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Old 08-15-2008, 04:50 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Fights in rank for me:
1. Thiago Alves vs. Diego Sanchez
2. Goran Reljic vs. Thales Leites- Must say i jumped on Gorans bandwagon after the Gouveia fight, brings cozy memories of crocop kicking fools left and right in the heyday
3. Silva vs. Cote- Cote my boy bring it home. I don't see you having really any chance but im gonna bet on you anyway. **** betting with ur brain haha.
4. Gleison Tibau vs. Hermes Franca- Just hope Franca trims it up a bit for this fight even if he has to go back to his roid raging days, if so this fight has some serious potential
5. "Fabulous" Fabricio vs. Can- Favorite HW showing a can to the subway station
6. Gray Maynard vs. ???- Just excited to see him back in action, hopefully against someone in the top 10
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10. Sean Sherk vs. Tyson Griffin- Im in the very very small minority here in not wanting to see this fight at all. Seans fights aside from the BJ fight have just defined lay n pray and really bore me
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Old 08-15-2008, 04:16 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Old 08-15-2008, 04:20 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Old 08-16-2008, 06:49 PM   #17 (permalink)
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10. Sean Sherk vs. Tyson Griffin- Im in the very very small minority here in not wanting to see this fight at all. Seans fights aside from the BJ fight have just defined lay n pray and really bore me
I'm with you on that one, I find Sherks style incredibly boring. He very rarely finishes a fight in the ufc, although in his defense hes only ever been defeated in the ufc by the best.

This is a great card though I really don't see Cote having a snowballs chance in hell against Anderson, still great card
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:22 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I agree with all the posts so far. The last couple UFC events have been exceptional cards. This one does not shy away from that. I agree that Anderson's fight defeinetly isn't the best fight on the card.

I believe that fight will be heavily one-sided and I don't see a brawler like Cote dethrowning Anderson quite yet. I don't believe that Cote has the ground game to even BEGIN to compete with Anderson Silva, there has been numerous occasions where Cote has refused to go to the ground in his fights.

Yushin Okami would have been a MUCH better opponent. But this fight will just have to do for now.
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:54 AM   #20 (permalink)
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damn why is graymaynard still on the undercard
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